Wilhelm Sasnal deliberately eludes categorization, working in both the abstract and the figurative, constantly shifting subject matter, technique and style. His paintings exist in some respects as formal exercises. They toy with the conventions of representation, using perspective and focus to disrupt our expectations. They attempt to understand and record visual reality. In many the medium itself becomes the subject, as Sasnal concentrates on new ways in which to manipulate and apply his paint. In painting seaweed he uses his bare hands, while in his image of a windy tree, it is as if the paint itself has been swept across the paper by the elements.